Medical malpractice has been raised as an important problem in daily practice, while the media and public remain unforgiving to those perceived to have harmed the patients' life. This article highlights important legal issues related to medical malpractice and summarizes the sources and the nature of potential errors in anaesthesiology practice.
University of Thessaly Medical School, Department of Medical Law and Ethics, Larissa, Greece
University of Thessaly Medical School, Department of Anaesthesiology, Larissa, Greece
University of Thessaly Medical School, Department of Vascular Surgery, Larissa, Greece
‡University of Crete Medical School, Forensic Sciences Department, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Accepted for publication 10 May 2007
First published online 21 June 2007